Fashion Week is a marvelous time to show off your street style and really capture the attention of the media. Those fashion editors will write about you, your frenemies will be keenly watching you and you will choose to feel like the star of the show yourself. After all, while the runways are full of couture and ready-to-wear designs, it is also the attendants who set the latest trends. This in itself means that you must be extra careful about who and what you are wearing when you step into the halls hosting the Fashion Week shows. Think of it this way; you have to go to a really glamorous party, wherein you will meet some incredibly stylishly dressed people, who teeter on some impossible heels and show off a great amount of skin, have extravagant tastes and extremely thin legs. Now, think about how you are going to be blending in instead of sticking out like a weed among the flowers. It’s really important to learn how to dress to attend a fashion week show, prior to hurrying to hit the streets to meet the most popular “It girls” and fashion influencers posing for the camera lenses of professional photographers!
London Fashion Week Fall 2018 starts today, February 16, and ends on February 20. We are about to have 5 days of spectacular shows, celebrity and street style. This LFW isn’t lacking buzz at all. The Fall 2018 schedule is packed with exciting emerging designers such as Molly Goddard, Matty Bovan, and Katie Eary. Molly Goddard has been Rihanna‘s go-to designer for tulle dresses for years now. You must remember that fierce combo the singer shared on her Instagram account that consisted of a glamorous blue tulle gown and white sneakers. The show-stopping dress that everyone was talking about was Goddard’s design. Good news: she is about to show more of those on February 17 at LFW.
Another highlight of the season is Burberry‘s show. Namely, this will be Christopher Bailey’s final show as creative director of the British fashion house. The designer will step down from Burberry after 17 years at the helm of the brand. For his last show, Bailey will present a collection dedicated to LGBTQ+ communities. The designer gave a sneak peek that shows his signature checks upgraded with the colors of the rainbow. The show will happen tomorrow, February 17. The designs will be available to purchase immediately after the runway show.
Other exciting names that are part of the LFW Fall 2018 schedule include Mulberry, JW Anderson, Simone Rocha, House of Holland, Halpern, Ports 1961, Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, Roland Mouret, Delpozo, Mary Katrantzou, Temperley London, Christopher Kane, Emilia Wickstead, Roksanda, and ERDEM. Unlike the shows during NYFW that are spread on multiple different locations, in London, things are quite simple – most shows will take place at the BFC Show Space.
Most of the show-goers are buyers, editors, and fashionistas that got invited to attend by the designers and the brands. However, there will be a few options for those who want to be a part of the LFW or watch the shows. First, all the shows will be live-streamed from the catwalk and you can watch them online on YouTube. This way everyone can watch the shows in real time without a ticket. Another option is the four-day festival event that offers show-exclusive prices for the designer pieces.
Besides the shows, another important element of the LFW is the front row on the shows. Designers invite their celebrity friends to watch the shows from the best sits and of course to create buzz. Many trends are set during the fashion month, so stay tuned for the latest updates.
The New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2018 starts today, February 5, and ends on February 14. Men’s shows will run for 2 days, from today, until February 7. Then, starting from February 8 until February 14, designers will show their women’s offerings. With multiple names leaving this spectacle, CFDA decided to turn this NYFW into a 10-day affair. The idea was to bring more attention, editors, and visitors to the men’s shows that are usually not as popular as the women’s ones. The CFDA expected that this move will make it easier for people to attend both shows since they are on the same schedule.
On the bright side, big designer fashion houses such as Marc Jacobs, Coach, Tom Ford, Michael Kors, Oscar de la Renta, and Philipp Plein are staying in town for the New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2018. These names are well-known for their stellar shows, so we can only hope that they have something big for this year’s NYFW. Other designers that will show in New York are Raf Simons with two shows, one during the menswear schedule for his eponymous brand and one for Calvin Klein during the second part of the NYFW.
Victoria Beckham announced that this is her last season in New York. The British designer will take her eponymous label to London Fashion Week in September right in time for its 10-year anniversary. Bottega Veneta is another bright spot on the NYFW Fall/Winter 2018 schedule. The fashion house will celebrate the opening of his massive Madison Avenue store and New York seemed like a far better idea than Milan for this season. Matthew Adams Dolan and Eckhaus Latta are new and emerging designers that will bring fresh energy into this year’s NYFW.
It seems that the good and the bad news are barely keeping balance when it comes to NYFW Fall/Winter 2018. One of the buzziest labels on the schedule will no longer host a fashion show. Rihanna’s Fenty By Puma will pass on the traditional show this year and is still unknown how she will present the new offerings from her brand. Since Rihanna is the most influential celebrity in the world of fashion, she doesn’t necessarily need a fashion show, but we can’t say that we won’t miss her spectacles. J. Crew and Public School are also skipping the shows this year. Additionally, Delpozo is moving to LFW and Tome is getting ready for Paris.
Huge fashion houses Tom Browne, Proenza Schouler, Altuzarra, and Rodarte have departed from NYFW last year. Just recently Alexander Wang announced that he is moving his #WangFest in June and December with combined shows for his pre and main collections. Additionally, Marchesa pretty expectantly canceled its NYFW show due to the controversy that is happening around the brand in the last few months. Just for the records., Georgina Chapman, the estranged wife of the disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein is one of the designers and owners of the brand.
These days we will see if NYFW will manage to keep its old shine after all these changes. Stay tuned for updates and collections.
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Alexander Wang joins the long list of designers that are leaving New York Fashion Week. The designer announced that the Fall 2018 show this February will mark the last time he is showing during the regular fashion week schedule. Opposite of the Proenza Schouler, Rodarte, Altuzarra and Rag & Bone that left NYFW to show in Paris, Alexander Wang is staying in the city. The designer will still present his collections in New York, but moving forward his shows will happen in June and December. The fashion house will combine its pre and main collections. The new offerings will be divided into monthly drops between October and March as well as April and September. The brand’s idea is to pay more attention to the pre-collection schedule.
“Our consumer will be better served through the new system. The innovative approach reframes product on the month that it ships, rather than the outdated labels of ‘resort’ or ‘pre-fall,’ giving our customers more relevant and consistent merchandise throughout the year,’ said Alexander Wang’s CEO Lisa Gersh in a statement.
The fashion house’s decision is surprisingly supported by the CFDA which is also exploring ideas for a better pre-collection schedule. CFDA hinted that there might be more designers who are interested to adopt the pre-season-as-main-season model. If more American designers opt for this model, we might witness an exciting realization as soon as June 2018. Rodarte and Proenza Schouler already adopted this concept, but they ditched New York for Paris. Anyway, we might have a reinvented pre-collection schedule, but the main fashion weeks are undeniably less exciting than before without names such as the ones that left.
The most important question to answer is: What will happen with NYFW, now that Wang is leaving? The designer’s shows were one-of-a-kind spectacles. Besides fashion presentations, Wang threw some of the best after-show parties. For Spring 2018, he gathered the fashion crowd in a distant Bushwick street for his #Wangfest, while Fall 2017 took place in an abandoned theater in Harlem. Although the shows received a dose of criticism because of the locations and some other issues, the fact that no one throws parties like Alexander Wang is undeniable. With many A-listers around and performers such as Courtney Love, Fetty Wap, Lil Wayne, Missy Elliott, Ashanti and Ja Rule, you can’t have a bad time.
We have yet to see what Alexander Wang has up his sleeve. Maybe the new concept will allow fashion party animals to party even harder since they won’t have to attend multiple shows the next day. After all the pre-collection schedule is less crowded and leaves more space for Wang to experiment with his fashion shows.
Sarah Hankin presented a feminine, relaxed line for Tosia Spring 2018. The designer, just like many times before, turned to nature for inspiration. Tosia’s girl is an all-time Americana, who loves to wear things that are comfortable but chic. Sarah tends to make a strong connection between the traditional and contemporary.
For Spring 2018 she turned to colors such as navy and white. To that beautiful combination, Hankin involved several designs done in burgundy. When it comes to patterns, gingham dominated in several forms. The designer included a hint of denim, to give a little roughness to the feminine silhouettes. Aside from the laid-back designs, you will also find elegant dresses that are simple but beautiful.
Hankin surprised with a very unexpected move. Her recent trips, stimulated her to think more about nature and the effect it has on all of us. Sarah thought about the numerous hurricanes, fires, and other environmental disasters. That is when she realized there is something she could do to have a positive impact on everything going on around her. The designer set her actions to reduce waste by re-using her old fabrics. This might be only a small deed, but is a step forward to raising mass awareness.
Sarah’s designs might not save the world, but at least we can enjoy in another beautiful collection. All of the pleated dresses, jumpsuits and separates in the line were made from pre-used materials. For the upcoming season, Hankin also presented asymmetric cuts, mostly seen in the chic skirts. She even matched gingham with gingham. It turned out to be the most noticeable look in the collection. Sarah paired a super-cute bustier top with a midi skirt that featured a side slit. The designer stayed faithful to the Tosia aesthetic but made an innovative change to protect the environment.
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Awaveawake’s founder Jaclyn Hodes strives to bring change to the fashion world. Once an art history, writing and sculpture student, Jaclyn fell in love with designing spontaneously. She took her final year of studies in Paris, where she assisted many stylists on fashion shows and editorials. Jaclyn was impressed by French fashion and took her passion for fashion back to New York. After working closely with many stylists, the designer finally launched her brand Awaveawake in 2012. She presented her first collection during NYFW. For the presentation of Spring 2018 collection, the designer skipped the runway concept.
Jaclyn Hodes is a loud advocate for raising awareness of the fashion industry’s impact on the environment. Each item from Awaveawake is made of sustainable fabrics and colored with plant-based dyes. The production of the garments is conscious and eco-friendly. Awaweavake’s designs carry a vintage vibe. Jaclyn designs maxi dresses with loose silhouettes from the ’30s to the ’90s. The styles are also inspired by Jaclyn’s long travels through India and South East Asia. Awaveawake offers luxurious, elegant but very comfortable designs.
The video presentation of the Spring 2018 collection channels the designer’s love for nature. The model walks barefoot on sunset wearing several of Awaveawake’s maxi dresses. After the sun goes down, she stands barefoot in the ocean wearing more of Jaclyn’s sensual maxi dresses.
The designer was designing and producing the line nomadically in the past. She moved to Bali, Los Angeles, and New York in search of inspiration. Awaveawake has finally found its home in Topanga Canyon, a mountain place near LA, by the sea. The Awaveawake’s timeless designs are perfect for both day and night. The most important thing is that the collections aren’t harmful to the environment.
Photo Credit: Kacie Tomita/ Courtesy of AWAVEAWAKE
Every time there is a Seoul Fashion week, we get psyched about all the chic looks we will see. This year the event got a head start on the 16th, and it will last until Saturday, October 21st. Seoul is the fashion center of Southeast Asian fashion. Bloggers and fashionistas get their best outfits ready and proudly parade the streets of this city.
During the HERA SFW, there will be 41 new collections. Thirty-five top designers and brands from the country, as well as six other fashion companies, joined this year’s SFW. Fleamadonna, Pushbutton, and Bourie are just a few of the brands worth your attention. The shows will take place at the Dongdaemun Design Plaza. This is also the first year when HERA appears as the leading sponsor of the event. The goal is to attract and support many new talented designers and to bring more buyers.
The street style that you will see is different from the polished outfits in Paris, Milan or London. You will see many famous streetwear brands, and these are the luxury fashion houses such as Balenciaga and Off-White that Asians are going crazy over.
The most important thing for the fashion influencers in Seoul is to have fun with their outfits. While the rest of the world is taking fashion way too seriously, here you will find the most vibrant outfits. It is impressive how these bloggers manage to pull off such playful looks that no one else would dare to wear. Take a look at some of the standout fashion moments, captured on the streets of Seoul during the SS 2018 Fashion Week.
Sue Stemp, the founder and designer of St. Roche, presented a beautiful and feminine line for this upcoming spring. The whole collection has a very laid-back vibe and radiates with simplicity. You will find light fabrics, ruffles, and embroidery. Everything you need for warmer days.
The brand released a fun, vibrant video to promote the Spring 2018 collection. The video was directed by Tom Franco and shows pieces that everyone can wear. Sue tapped a diverse cast of models including children. There are expecting moms and plus size women that are dancing in her designs. The time she spent in Los Angeles, served her very well. For the inspiration, she leaned on a movie that dates back from 1967. The documentary “Uncle Yanco’ was filmed on a houseboat in Sausalito. And that’s where the summer vibe comes from.
Stemp’s designs for the upcoming season are sophisticated and fun. She mostly used bright colors and light materials. When it comes to patterns, they were also intricate and suitable for warm weather. Stemp probably dreamed of sunny days and perfect sandy beaches when she created the line. Sue’s designs also feature darker colors with embroidery in vivid hues to achieve a playful balance.
A pretty V-neck fuchsia dress is the standout in the collection. Stemp used playful fabric with tiny holes that formed unique patterns. She also added a cut-out right under the bust. This is the perfect dress for both spring and summer that you can wear everywhere.
Sue previously worked at the luxury fashion houses Alexander McQueen, Daryl K, and Tocca. Her design aesthetic at these fashion houses was different from what she shows for St. Roche. Sue is finally showing her own course of fashion.
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Kaia Gerber took the fashion world by storm. The 16-year old daughter of the former supermodel Cindy Crawford made her runway debut during SS 2018 New York Fashion Week. Kaia Gerber inherited her mother’s model genes and is expected to be the next big fashion sensation. Kaia Gerber was part of several fashion campaigns in the past. Marc Jacobs recognized the potential of Kaia Gerber and tapped her as the face of Marc Beauty for 2017. At that time Kaia was only 15 years old and couldn’t be a part of a runway show. But the already famous young model turned 16 just in time to make her debut during NYFW. The first fashion show for Kaia was Calvin Klein’s spring show. She stunned in yellow satin trousers and color-block shirt. Take a look at the video for more of Kaia’s best runway and off-duty looks.
It all started at Calvin Klein but continued at many other eminent shows. As expected, Kaia walked the runway for Marc Jacobs in a show-stopping yellow sequined maxi dress. Gerber also was part of Prada’s show which was a pleasant surprise. Miuccia Prada is known for her diverse model cast. The designer prefers to give an opportunity to less popular models instead of Instagram famous ones. Anyway, the unique beauty of Kaia Gerber most certainly convinced Miuccia to include the young model in the presentation of her Spring 2018 collection.
Other runway shows that were richer for Kaia Gerber’s presence were Rihanna’s Fenty by Puma, Coach, Alexander Wang, Fendi, and Versace. In a couple of words, Kaia Gerber was part of the biggest fashion shows this season. She already got a tremendous media attention, and her modeling career is expected to be as big as her mother’s.